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Continuing the documentary drama.
The Raid. 1950 hours: at the Luftwaffe
Nightfighter base at Kroonsvig,
Holland, Oberleutnant Baron Victor von Lowenhertz and his crews are steeled for tonight's battle with Bomber Command, and the crew of Lancaster O-Orange are crossing the North Sea towards their target.
Continuing the documentary drama based on Len Deighton 's novel.
Takeoff. 1740 hours: at RAF Warley Fen 16 heavily laden Lancaster bombers take off for their target in Germany's industrial heartland.
Concluding the documentary drama. The Return Leg. 2330 hours: "Turn left off the target, gain speed by losing height. Don't go below 8,000 feet as you pass Noordwijk. The route is planned to avoid the flak concentrations at Amsterdam." (Group Captain Ludlow, Navigation Leader)
A documentary drama based on the novel by Len Deighton about an RAF Bomber Command raid on Germany on Saturday 18 February 1943.
Broadcast in real time throughout today, the play includes reminiscences from the men and women who were involved on both sides.
Starring Samuel West as Sam Lambert , Emma Chambers as Ruth Lambert , Jack Shepherd as August Bach, and featuring Frank Windsor as Air Marshal Sir Arthur Harris.
Narrated by Tom Baker.
Planning and Preparation
1430 hours: at Bomber Command headquarters, Air Marshal Sir Arthur Harris plans tonight's raid, and in Germany Luftwaffe
General Josef Kammhuber plans the night defence of the Ruhr. At RAF Warley Fen WAAF Corporal Ruth Lambert fears for her pilot husband Sam, and in the Ruhr town of Altgarten the Burgomeister plans his birthday celebrations. with Joe Dunlop , David Jarvis , Kristin Milward ,
Richard Pearce , Caroline Strong , Eva Stuart and Joe Swash. Dramatised by Joe Dunlop
Producer Jonathan Ruffle. Director Adrian Bean
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Unknown: Len Deighton
Novel By: Len Deighton
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Sam Lambert
Unknown: Emma Chambers
Unknown: Ruth Lambert
Unknown: Jack Shepherd
Unknown: Sir Arthur Harris.
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Unknown: General Josef Kammhuber
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Kristin Milward
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Caroline Strong
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Joe Swash.
Dramatised By: Joe Dunlop
Producer: Jonathan Ruffle.
Director: Adrian Bean
Sgt Ted Batters' Battersby: David Antrobus
Sgt Diggers' Digby: Jonathan Keeble
Sgt Simon Kosher Cohen: Joshua Towb
Sgt Huw Binty Jones: Clive Hill
Sgt Flash Gordon: Ian Peck
Sgt Jimmy Grimm: Terry John
Anna Luisa: Alice Arnold
Unteroffizier Willi Reinecke: Brian Murphy
Burgomeister Walter Ryessman: John Woodvine
Oberleutnant Baron Victor von Lowenhertz: Dominic Rickards
Fit Lt Teny Sweet: Michael Troughton
WAAF Corporal Madge Scott: Siriol Jenkins
Unteroffizier Christian Himmel: Scott Cherry
SS Sturmbannfuhrer Fischer: Russell Floyd
Group Captain: Michael Tudor Barnes
Flying Officer Longfellow: Peter Yapp
Gerd Boll: Gavin Muir
Doctor Hans Starkhov: Derek Waring
Untersturmfuhrer Blessing: Ian Masters
Hansl: Pascoe Sabido
Johannes lifa: Oliver Senton
Group Captain Ludlow: Don McCorkindale
Frau Josef: Deborah Berlin
Frau Gerda: Becky Hindley
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1950 hours: The Luftwaffe Nightfighter base at Kroonsvig, Holland, is steeled for tonight's battle with Bomber Command and the crew of Lancaster O-Orange, who, along with 695 bombers, are crossing the North Sea towards their target.
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At 2330 hours Group Captain Ludlow, Navigation Leader, issues orders for the return flight.